200 hr YTTC in Ashtaga Yoga Vinyasa Flow

The Kranti Yoga School Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200 hours program. It is a rewarding way to develop an Ashtanga Yoga practice and learn how to teach Vinyasa Flow. The course runs over 3 weeks.

We offer a program that is presented in a fun, relaxed, modern and progressive environment. Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged as classes vary from physically vigorous to softer and more restorative sessions.

Course Objectives

  • develop your own personal practice of Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow
  • devise and teach a60 minute Vinyasa Flow Class to your peers
  • learn and practice Pranayama and Kriyas
  • study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and know how to incorporate into your daily practice

Criteria
This course is for you if:

  • have done quite a bit of yoga and have a basic understanding of what Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow are.
  • you are looking to become a yoga teacher.
  • want to get certified in holiday surroundings, taking advantage of the beach and everything Goa has to offer.

Curriculum
Ashtanga Yoga
The program offers a strong foundation in Ashtanga Yoga, concentrating on the correct alignment of the postures of the Primary Series. Your course will start with Ashtanga Yoga Led Classes. Your Senior Teacher will guide you through the full Primary Series, with modifications, while our Assistant Teachers support you in ensuring the correct alignment of the asanas

By the end of your second week, you will be ready to start practicing by yourself in the Primary Series Mysore Style Classes. Here, you will complete the series, at our own pace and in your own time. Your Senior Teacher will then check your alignment, help you deepen the posture and, if appropriate, adjust you in the posture. Self-Practice is a great way for our teachers to personalize your development.

Afternoon technical will focus on the key areas: Hip Opening, Transitions and Backbending. These workshops are particularly rewarding in terms of measuring the visible progress that you make and are a reminder that yoga can be fun and interactive. This is a great contrast to the self-discipline and focus of your Self-Practice Mysore morning sessions.

Vinyasa Flow
Twice a week, morning practice will be a Vinyasa Flow Class. These classes will demonstrate dynamic sequencing to achieve a peak posture. Vinyasa Flow is derived from Ashtanga Yoga. These classes offer a change from the set sequence of Ashtanga Yoga to a practice that allows for creativity on the mat.

Pranayama (breathing techniques)
From your first day, you will be encouraged to bring awareness to your breath. In both Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, the breath initiates the movement from posture to posture. It is impossible to progress through the series without familiarity of the rhythm of your own breath, improving your focus. You will learn Pranayama techniques that will help you to lengthen your breath, increase your lung capacity and strengthen the nervous system. This is an important aspect of yoga that is often overlooked as physical practice takes precedence. Pranayama is a great way to alleviate stress and tension, something that is often endured in modern society. Pranayama practice will allow you to build mental and emotional strength to help you maintain a healthy sense of wellbeing, not just on the YTTC but in your everyday life.

Theory classes will explain the benefits accompanying these breathing techniques enabling you to practice effectively during guided classes.

Kriyas (cleansing)
Cleansing will clear the system and allow the breath to flow freely. Techniques will include JalaNeti. Tutorials are available for any individual that has a particular interest in this area.

Anatomy and Alignment Classes
These classes will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the series by looking in detail at the body mechanics of each and every posture. A clear understanding of the Skeletal and Muscular Systems is vital in order that you can engage with the postures and what is to be achieved in a posture in terms of its anatomical focus. Our aim is that you build on prior knowledge of anatomy whatever level that may be and leave with a greater awareness of your own body. During these classes, you will also focus on how to modify you own practice in terms of identifying your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. We will help you identify such areas and give you preparation techniques to allow for improvements in your personal practice. This class provides the opportunity for us to really assist with your practice on a personal level. The class is delivered by one of our Senior Teachers but supported by several of our Assistant Teachers in order that individual attention is received throughout the class

Teaching Methodology
You will start to teach your peers during the first week of your training. You will instruct each other on a one to one basis and progress to devising and delivering your own Vinyasa Flow Class. Each week, we will provide tools for you to develop your teaching skills, facilitating you to build your own yoga class that you will teach during the final week. Teaching Methodology sessions include: Opening a Class, Sequencing for Vinyasa Flow, Instructions, Relaxation Techniques, Corrections and Modifications. Our students always find this a particularly memorable experience as the majority will teach for the first time. Participating in each other’s classes and providing constructive feedback for your peers is a great way to learn and supports our ethos that learning is sharing.

Yoga Philopsophy
Classical Yoga Philosophy is interwoven throughout the program and you will be introduced to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, allowing you to make your own comparisons of classical and contemporary yoga, posing the question, ‘What is Yoga?’ These sessions are a great time for philosophical debate and indeed provided a welcome insight into the views of your fellow students. Each yoga class will have an intention with a spiritual message that will allow you to understand how we can incorporate philosophy into practice.

Evening Activities
Scheduled activities will take place after dinner ad will include: Moonlight Flow, Bedtime Yin Yoga, yoga movies, beach bonfires, local festivals, sunset drumming and Hindu Mythology Story Telling.

Assessments

  • teach an Ashtanga Based Flow Class to your peers
  • pass a written test in Yoga Philosophy(open book)
  • present the correct alignment of several asanas
  • pass a small written test on the anatomy of the alignment of the Primary Series

Daily Schedule

7:00 - 9:00am Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: Primary Series (Self Practice/Led Class)
9:00 - 10:00 am Meditation / Pranayama / Kriyas
10:00 - 11:00 am Breakfast
11:00 - 1:00 pm Anatomy of Alignment Class
1:00 - 2:45 pm Lunch
2:45 - 4:15 pm Teaching Methodology / Yoga Philosophy / Theory Class
4:30 - 6:00 pm Hip Opening / Backbending / Jump Back Technical Workshop
7:00 - 8:00 pm Dinner

Schedule can be changed according to the group and weather*

500 hour YTTC
If you have completed your 200 hour YTTC at Kranti Yoga School and want to further your studies with us, it is possible for you to continue straight onto the 300 hr YTTC. This offers you the opportunity for you to be a part of our community for a total of 8 weeks. Please visit our 500 hr YTTC page

There are 2 options of the advanced certification at Kranti Yoga:

300 hrs YTTC in Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow
300 hrs YTTC in Vinyasa Flow and Adjustments

Booking Information

Eligibility
We accept students of all ages and ability. We ask that you have a basic understanding of the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow.

Residential Courses
We offer residential stays at The Yoga Village, providing all food and refreshments throughout the day. This means that you can complete your teacher training whilst living as part of our yoga community.   We have a range of accommodation catering for all needs.  For further accommodation details, click here

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200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training April 9 - May 4, 2018 €1,250.00 Book Now
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